DIVerse Families
 
Off-Color

Title

Off-Color

Authors

Janet McDonald

Publisher

Farrar Straus & Giroux

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780374371968

Pages

176 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Fifteen-year-old Cameron living with her single mother in Brooklyn finds her search for identity further challenged when she discovers that she is the product of a biracial relationship.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

760L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Biracial; Bicultural; single mother; biracial teenager; mixed race; bicultural teenager; heritage

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

28 Days Later, 2010 Young Adult
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2007
Booklist Top 10 Black History Books for Youth, 2008
Middle and Junior High Schoool Library Catalog, Ninth Edition Supplement 2008, 2008

Keywords

identity; mothers and daughters; high school; moving; new friends; new job

Diversity Impact

direct

Off-Color

Share

COinS